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Job growth in Nevada has led the nation for a dozen consecutive months. Unemployment is down and wages are up. From Resorts World to...
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Sisolak appointee quits after denying she holds weed licenses

Department of Administration Director Deonne E. Contine resigned her position Thursday, one day after telling the Current she is not the Deonne E. Contine...
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Why VanDyke’s nomination should make Nevada Republicans cringe

Quick recap: Lawrence VanDyke was imported to Nevada by Adam Laxalt when the latter was elected attorney general in 2014. VanDyke was fresh off...
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Gimme shelter? City of LV passes controversial sleeping ban

The City of Las Vegas frames it as a means of getting homeless people off the streets and connected with services. Opponents call it an...
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Nevada has nation’s 6th highest rate of uninsured children

On the bright side, the number of Nevada children without health insurance didn’t measurably increase from 2017 to 2018.But it didn’t decrease, either, leaving...
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Sisolak promises legal representation for poor via new state department

A more than decade-long effort to provide the poor with legal services is nearing fruition with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s naming Tuesday of an executive...
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Cortez Masto urges BLM to rethink Nevada drilling leases

WASHINGTON — Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is urging the Bureau of Land Management to reconsider its plans to auction off oil and gas...
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Homeless Nevadans need housing, not handcuffs

Do you know where you will sleep tonight, or do you have several options, depending on your circumstances? Several thousand people in the valley...
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Wait. Biden? Joe Biden is why Nevada is an early state?

Two polls, same result. Joe Biden still leads in Nevada.An Emerson College poll of 1,089 registered Nevada voters between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2...
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Industry warns Sisolak’s weed crackdown may be counterproductive

Gov. Steve Sisolak, who helped nurture Nevada’s budding cannabis boom, is backing away from the industry and offering little in the way of explanation...

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